Well we have progressed from the warmest day EVER on Sunday at 114! Check out the humidity – @15%! This week there will be some more 100’s but the African Dust (an annual thing) appears to keep the sun from shining! I am still doing my 20 minute mile at 6:30 in the morning. I prefer the early morning so I can partake of the 90+ humidity with about 78 degrees. Sounds like fun Huh! As I start out it is not bad, but by the 3 trip to the gate I am looking for that nice BIG fan sitting by my chair on the Studio porch to cool off!
Today was a grocery store experience!!! I only do them every 2 or 3 weeks. Enough to make a person just quit eating! Fuel is $4.60 a gallon. Bicycle time! Just heard the Federal Reserve hiked the borrowing rates .75% – Recession here we come! What fun it is – just like Christmas, but I am certain that Scrooge is here to stay another 2 years and 6 months! Yikes!
I mentioned that I found the greatest Hearing Instrument Specialist about a month ago. Well, that did not last long – he was either promoted with the current company to District Manager, or moved to another company for a promotion. He was great! I have a new Audiologist to see next week for adjustments to the new hearing aids. I combined it with my dental appointment next wee since they are with blocks of each other – YEA. (gas saver).
Then this morning my Dentist office called this morning because tomorrow’s appointment is now cancelled – he has COVID. Is that stuff still around, or is it just a cold? Hum. Either way, I do not want any of it!
OK On with what have I been doing lately since I missed last week. I have finished 20 of the Churn Dash blocks. Mine are 6″ instead of the 9″ blocks that the Chooky Blue SAL group is making. I will be making 20 each month for the 4 months. I believe that everyone else is making 8 each month. This is my Squirrel project for the year!
Next on the list was to work on Lori Smith’s Fit to Frame – Pattern 6 with Jaydee. I was able to squeak out 2 blocks. Jaydee finished 3 blocks! We are not in a race, and hopefully I will be able to catch up with her as soon as I finish a few other things.
Here are Jaydee’s blocks:
Now for my 2 blocks – (I am not sure I like my fabric selection, but too late to cry over spilt milk now).
When making small applique blocks, I always draw a grid background for a few blocks.
Next was to prepare applique for 3 patterns, Lilly Rosenberry, Lori Smith’s (done), and In the Garden. I will start with Lilly. I have 2 blocks ready to applique! The only thing left is to cut out 72 circles for the 2 blocks. All of the bias strips required for the stems are finished and ready to applique.
You ask, “how is ‘In the Garden’ going”? Well, yesterday I traced the 4 bunny blocks onto the background fabric, and all the pieces will be ready for applique by Friday. I am using some fabrics that I had in my stash that I think will make this an unusual quilt. I have two dark and two light beige bunnies cut out and 3 of them ready to baste onto the background fabric. Tomorrow will finish selecting the fabrics the flowers and stems and cut them out. Then I will have all 3 applique projects ready for applique.
Next on the list is Bats and Boo’s Cross Stitch. I have progressed from the center to the first pumpkin. I ordered some Weeks thread (dyed and expensive). I had no issues with the black thread but now the orange thread is giving me a problem. I was almost through with the first pumpkin but that had to rip some stitches out and when I did the thread really messed things up. I may be making my stitches too tight, or using the wrong needle. I will be working on this project this week.
Well, that is it. I will be working on piecing a Wedding Ring Quit as soon as I decide which French General fabric I want to use! In the evening I will be working on the hand projects.
Have a great week, stay busy, and enjoy life!